Monday, July 27, 2009

Volunteer Pacers

Volunteer pacers are the UNSUNG HERO'S of Ultra Running.
Be they relatives, friends or complete strangers these Guys and Gals
act as companions, motivators, pack animal, and trail guide.
Running 10 to 50 mile sections of a race with the competitor
for no apparent pay off except for the satisfaction of helping
a fellow Ultra Runner realize their own personal dream.
URG says hats off to a Rare Breed in Deed!!



All races seem to have their own Pacer Rules.
Leadville Trail 100 allows the Pacer to carry food, water and gear for example-
Haliburton 100 does not allow the Pacer to carry anything for the runner-

11 comments:

Derrick said...

Love it. Reminds me of an old t-shirt that said... 'will race for beer'

EJ said...

When I was a kid I would "Run 4 Candy". My mom gave me money for candy if I would run to the store to buy her cigarettes. She has since quit and luckily I never started(I still love candy though).

EJ said...

OK so now we know that-
Derrick "Will Race For Beer",
I "Will Run For Candy"
Sara "Will Blank for Blank"?
Aaron "Will Blank for Blank"?
Lakewood "Will Blank for Blank"?
Others "Will Blank for Blank"?

EJ said...

PS. if you don't fill in the "Blanks" then I will be happy to fill them in for you:)

Derrick said...

Oh yeah....and candy (jujubes) and ice cream and a good dark roast and bakery stuff.

Man, I need to eat more. I'm starving!!!

EJ said...

Sara "Will Hurdle for Hamburgers" (veggie that is)

EJ said...

Lakewood "Will Run for Booyahs"

Sara said...

Sara will dash for Doritos

EJ said...

Very Good, one more...
"Will Fartlek for Fries"

Derrick said...

Who's Will??

EJ said...

Will's who?? What Will??
Will's Will, What's Who and I'm confused.
I am pretty sure the answer is...........
SARA:)